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chemoprevention

[key-mo-pre-VEN-shun] prevention or reversal of disease using drugs, chemicals, or other substances. For instance, the drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene can be used to help reduce breast cancer risk among women at very high risk of the disease.

Medicines to Reduce Breast Cancer

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References

... 2001;65:125-134. Chemoprevention: Drugs that can reduce breast cancer
risk. ... Chemoprevention of Breast Cancer [Internet]. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/moreinformation/medicinestoreducebreastcancer/medicines-to-reduce-breast-cancer-risk-ref

What's new in stomach cancer research and treatment? ...

... Chemoprevention. Chemoprevention is the use of natural or man-made
chemicals to lower the risk of developing cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/stomachcancer/detailedguide/stomach-cancer-new-research

What if genetic testing shows an increased cancer risk?

... Chemoprevention. Chemoprevention is the use of medicines to prevent
cells from developing into certain types of cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/genetictesting/genetic-testing-test-results

Can oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers be prevented?

... Chemoprevention. In recent years, doctors have been testing medicines
to try to help lower the risk of these cancers. This ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/oralcavityandoropharyngealcancer/detailedguide/oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-prevention

What does all of this mean for you?

Chemoprevention with either tamoxifen or raloxifene offers a way to reduce
(but not eliminate) the risk of developing invasive breast cancer in ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/moreinformation/medicinestoreducebreastcancer/medicines-to-reduce-breast-cancer-risk-what-this-means-to-you

What's new in colorectal cancer research and treatment?

... Chemoprevention. Chemoprevention uses natural or man-made
chemicals to lower a person's risk of developing cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-new-research

What's new in laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers ...

... Chemoprevention. Chemoprevention is the use of drugs to stop cancer from
developing or from recurring once it has been treated. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/laryngealandhypopharyngealcancer/detailedguide/laryngeal-and-hypopharyngeal-cancer-new-research

Medicines to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

... of breast cancer? When drugs are used to reduce the risk of cancer
in healthy people, it's called chemoprevention. This ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002585-pdf.pdf

What's new in oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer research ...

... Researchers are also working on treatments aimed at HPV infections or that
target HPV-infected cancer cells. Prevention. Chemoprevention. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/oralcavityandoropharyngealcancer/detailedguide/oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-new-research